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The Rosary, The Virgin Mary, A Widow Maker Heart Attack and Conversion

Widow maker heart attack June 11, 2017. That is me on the ventilator post heart attack. You never know. This occurred in a split second. There were no warnings and no pain.

Encounters began in 2012

In 2012, I began having some of the most unimaginable spiritual encounters with the Virgin Mary after reading Our Lady of Kibeho. Then, I started praying the Holy Rosary daily, out of my own accord.

A week later, an unexpected visitor surrounded me with a heavy smell of Roses as I prepared for work.  Unaware of who this visitor was, this was the beginning of an extraordinary journey that I aptly call “The Experience of a Lifetime.” I have received some incredible life-changing, very moving, and overwhelming experiences, and I believe they are intended to be shared.

I am not a professional writer nor in the website business; all of this content comes from within, and I desire to share it with others. 

I am Charles Rogers.  I am from Darlington, SC, in the United States.  

I hope you, the reader, enjoy and benefit from this website.  Most subjects are listed and explained below.

Alcohol Abuse

For over 30 years I was a heavy drinker, and it got to the point where I could not quit, although I always thought that I could.   I would try and to the best of my abilities, but I could not break the habit.  I could not even make it through a single day as when I set aside a day to start to break the habit; the pressure would just keep growing and growing until I caved.  

At the time, I thought I was “living the dream”.  I had a great wife and family and lived in the most prominent area in town.  I had a great job.  My work was fun everyday.  I worked for one of the greatest companies if not the greatest company as a computer programmer and have been employed by them twenty years from their conception to the major steel producer in the United States.  What else did I need?

And yet I was trapped.

Sometimes what we think is reality, simply is not.

A Widow Maker Heart Attack

I am a survivor of a widow maker heart attack that occurred in 2017 on a golf course near my home. There was no warning and no pain; you just never know. 

The doctor on call at the time, who is currently my cardiologist, said to me later when I came to, that my Left Anterior Descending (LAD) artery was 98 percent closed off, giving me a 2 percent chance of survival, hence, the name for this website. 

Below are pictures of my LAD before and after the balloon was applied.  Look for the arrows. 

LDA Before Balloon Applied
LDA Before Balloon Applied
LDA After Balloon Applied
LDA After Balloon Applied

Open-Heart Surgery

I had to have open-heart surgery as a result of that heart attack.  The open-heart surgery was a single bypass procedure, but it was enough for me.  An artery found behind the heart was used, so I was fortunate because otherwise, the surgeon would have had to use a vein which has no sideways expansion.  

I have recovered completely.


A conversion story that details a seven years journey into the church led by the Virgin Mary herself.  That’s a pretty bold statement, but it’s true; everything about this story is true.  If you have ever wondered what it is like to be led into the catholic church by Our Lady, experiencing the Odor of Sanctification, hearing her voice, alcohol abuse out of control, death through a widow maker heart attack on a golf course, among other things, then this for you.

If my conversion sounds like bragging, it is not.  This path was not an easy one, but very difficult.

Condensed Version

Long Version

I have recovered completely.

My Greatest Blessing, the Virgin Mary

My saving grace has been the Virgin Mary, to whom this site is dedicated.  I would not be here today if it were not for her love and guidance.

I was protestant up until 2019, and I actually consecrated myself to her earlier in that year, so religious denomination meant nothing to her in my opinion.   She has been there from the very beginning in 2012. 

Virgin Mary - Our Lady in a garland of Roses
Sassoferrato - Our Lady In A Garland Of Roses - 1668

The Rosary

My spiritual journey with Our Lady started with the Rosary.  Unaware of the power of the Rosary, I began to pray it of my own accord after reading a book titled “Our Lady of Kibeho.” Like so many others who have been down this same road, my life changed considerably quickly. 

I now know that The Rosary is the backbone prayer of the Catholic Faith, given by the Virgin Mary from the Trinity and to be used daily.  Suppose you have never prayed this prayer or have stopped since praying it and would like to pick it up again.  In that case, there is a section on this site on How to Pray the Rosary, the 15 Promises of the Rosary, and, of course, the Mysteries (the Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, The Glorious Mysteries, and the Luminous Mysteries).

I believe The Rosary to be one of the greatest prayers I have come across, and it has become the cornerstone of my life, a life reinvigorated in 2012 through the Rosary.

Rosary links for this site are listed below.

Rosary Guides (Printable and Downloadable)

Our downloadable and prinable Rosary Guides of which all four 
Mysteries are available.  Thease are completely free.  Please download these in case you one day need them in print.

15 Promises of the Rosary

The Rosary for Each Day of the Week

Monday Rosary – Joyful Mysteries

Tuesday Rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries

Wednesday Rosary – Glorious Mysteries

Thursday Rosary – Joyful Mysteries

Friday Rosary – Sorrowful Mysteries

Saturday Rosary – Glorious Mysteries

Sunday Rosary – Glorious Mysteries

George Washington's Vision at Valley Forge

The account of George Washington’s Vision at Valley Forge in 1777, given by Anthony Sherman to Wesley Bradshaw, of a woman who appeared to him and gave a glimpse of the future conflicts of his country, the United States of America, that was not even in existence at the time of the vision.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1531

Our Lady of Guadalupe is an account of Our Lady’s apparitions in Mexico in 1531 by Fr. Luis Fernando Castañeda Monter.  I discovered this 4-part series right when I began having encounters with the Virgin Mary.  This series is the most comprehensive I have found and contains a lot of detail.  Also, there are all of the conversations exchanged between Juan Diego and Our Lady.

Links (at the bottom of the page) are provided to the Nican Mopohua (the oldest codex narrating the apparitions of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego).

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